Tag Archives: Slavery

Mothers’ Day 2013

https://twitter.com/bettymurungi/status/333503700448452608 The month of May – Mama, Mother, Mummy, Mum While every day is indeed a day to honour our mothers (as in Betty Murungi’s tweet above), on Mothers’ Day, we do it collectively, and perhaps more formally, in the various … Continue reading

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The burden of being black–Mauritania

Slavery, genocide and disenfranchisement How is it not to know what it is like to be free? To have your every waking, sleeping and living moment and your whole life and destiny in the hands of another that owns you? … Continue reading

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The dark side of motherhood

Today, May 10, is Mothers Day in the corner of the planet where I am at this time (Mexico). The rest of the world will observe this day on other days. Never mind the day, it’s the spirit that counts. There … Continue reading

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